Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Endorsements For November 3, 2009 Election

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 10/07/2009 - 11:33.

I received an email from the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party with their endorsements for the upcoming election. I thought I would post them here for REAL NEO discussion - I am especially interested in learning what people know about the candidates for the Cuyahoga County Charter Commission, should issue 5 pass - will someone please post the names of the other candidates to complete the list. Any thoughts on this:

On Saturday, October 3, 2009, the Executive Committee of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party met to endorse and clarify the issues in the November 3, General Election  For information on endorsements in your city, please go to our website (Municipal Endorsements) www.cuydem.com.  They voted to endorse as follows (please take this with you to the polls):

Vote "Yes" on Issue 1 - To Authorize the State to Issue Bonds to Provide Compensation to Veterans of the Person Gulf, Afganistan and Iraq Conflicts

Vote "No" on Issue 2 - To create the Ohio livestock care standards board to establish and implement standards of care for livestock and poultry.

Vote "Yes" on Issue 3 - To amend the Constitution to allow for one casino each in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo and distribute to all Ohio Counties a tax on the Casinos.

Vote "Yes" on Issue 4 - Proposed Tax Levy (REPLACEMENT and INCREASE) Cuyahoga Community College District

Vote "Yes" in Issue 5 - Proposed Charter Commission, County of Cuyahoga County

Endorsed Members of Cuyahoga County Charter Commission (vote for not more than 15) - only 13 are endorsed Democrats.  Vote for:

A. Gus Kious
Marvin a. McMickle
Nick Nardi
Betty K. Pinkney
Patrick Shepherd
Jazmin Torres-Lugo
Sandra Williams
Harriet Applegate
Bill Cervenik
Mark Davis
Anne Marie Donegan
Mike Foley
Stuart Garson

Vote "No" on Issue 6 - Proposed Charter (By Petition) County of Cuyahoga

why is Issue 6 beginning to look like.....

(No subject)

You lost me dweller.  I

You lost me dweller.  I don't understand.  Can you give me a hint?

NO, NO, NO!

 Norm, here's how I plan to vote for now--it's looking like no, no, no.....NO, NO, NO!!!

Issue 1 - To Authorize the State to Issue Bonds to Provide Compensation to Veterans of the Person Gulf, Afganistan and Iraq Conflicts  (? First I heard of it--needs research)

Issue 2 - To create the Ohio livestock care standards board to establish and implement standards of care for livestock and poultry.   NO

Issue 3 - To amend the Constitution to allow for on e casino each in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo and distribute to all Ohio Counties a tax on the Casinos.   NO

Issue 4 - Proposed Tax Levy (REPLACEMENT and INCREASE) Cuyahoga Community College District  ? (huge reservation-as it is the newest place to hide scoudrels and party friends and contract paybacks)

Issue 5 - Proposed Charter Commission, County of Cuyahoga County NO

Endorsed Members of Cuyahoga County Charter Commission (vote for not more than 15) - only 13 are endorsed Democrats.  Vote for: NONE

A. Gus Kious
Marvin a. McMickle
Nick Nardi
Betty K. Pinkney
Patrick Shepherd
Jazmin Torres-Lugo
Sandra Williams
Harriet Applegate
Bill Cervenik
Mark Davis
Anne Marie Donegan
Mike Foley
Stuart Garson

Issue 6 - Proposed Charter (By Petition) County of Cuyahoga  NO

Charter Commission ballot list

  Twenty-nine* members on the actual ballot for the proposed Cuyahoga County Charter Commission in order presented (vote for not more than 15--OR NONE)
 

Nick Nardi
Mary O'Malley
Jamie Pilla
Betty K. Pinkney
William I. Russo
Patrick Shepherd
Thomas P. Slavin
Linda Smigel
Jazmin Torres-Lugo
Elaine Tripp
Sandra Williams
Tom Wilson
Pat Wright
Harriet Applegate
Angela Thi Bennett
Jack Boyle
James Brady
Ruth Brady
Bill Cervenik
Mark Davis
Ann Marie Donegan
Mike Foley
Stuart Garson
Ronald V. Johnson Jr.
Thomas Kelly
A. Gus Kious
Roz McAllister
Marvin A. McMickle
Joseph Miller
Elmer Fudd

Voters can theoretically PASS or FAIL both Issue 5 and Issue 6.  But what happens if the voter votes  "NO" vote on Issue 5, and then decides to start filling in the members of the charter commission slate?

I have been supoenaed to the Ohio Elections Commission for a separate matter, but, to me, this is all a hot mess by design.

So, I plan on voting NO to Issue 5 and NO to Issue 6.  We need accountability, not a cartoon show.

*Did you read the entire list and research all of these candidates thoroughly?--just checking!

I read the entire list but I

I read the entire list but I didn't research each candidate.  I understand that even if you vote NO for issue 5 you should still choose the people that you would want to do the study just in case the majority of people vote YES.  This way if issue 5 passes you will have a say in who will be the members of the charter commission slate.

I am voting NO on both issues.  We don't need another study, just a wast of money.  And it is not time to change the entire system.  Let the investigation get rid of the corruption first before deciding if the system doesn't work.  Just because we elected commissioners that may be corrupt it does not mean that the system is flawed, it just means we need to be very careful who we vote for. 

Any body in the list that anyone would recommend for the charter commission?  And why?